Visitors flock to the Asturian coast to admire its good looks and explore its hundreds of hidden corners, to enjoy the views, the countryside, the sea breeze, the tides, the sunset and the dawn.
That’s why we can say that it’s, quite literally, a picture-perfect setting, as proven by the many film directors who have turned to it to tell their stories.
Between stops, enjoy the atmosphere, gastronomy and nature activities on offer at each place.
But the big film stars are outnumbered by myriad seaside towns and villages: Castropol, Figueras, Tapia de Casariego, Puerto de Vega, Navia, Candás, Luanco, Ribadesella, and more, all of them with a unique charm that you’re sure to fall in love with at first sight.
Marinas, fishing harbours, seafronts, lookout points, seaside taverns and bars, museums and, of course, lighthouses, cliffs and beaches. An endless number of attractions await you on a coast that’s full of surprises.
Tapia de Casariego
Dreamy beaches on a unique coastal route
Asturias’ beaches are famous for their Atlantic vibe, their appealing rocky shapes, their fine sand, the lush green fields and forests that surround them, their magnificent sands, their unexplored rock pools, and, of course, the crystal-clear waters of the Cantabrian Sea.
More than 200 beaches dot the varied Asturian coast. As you can probably guess, getting to know each of them would mean coming back to this natural paradise time and again.
But to give you a taste, here’s a brief, but intense, selection of must-visit beaches on your coastal journey through Asturias.
An obligatory stop in the area of Castropol, the stunning Penarronda beach undergoes a magical transformation in the sun’s rays, especially at sunrise or sunset.
The beaches of central Asturias, such as Salinas in Castrillón, and San Lorenzo in Gijón, are legendary, especially for water sports like surfing.
Carranques beach, in Carreño, is another beauty. Perfect for an idyllic moment.
Keep going towards the east of Asturias and you’ll find Rodiles, another great beach, in all senses – its size, location, setting and waves make this beach truly unique, according to those in the know, with its fine sand, enormous woodland, a historic estuary that runs alongside it (the Villaviciosa), and excellent waves for surfing, thanks to its sea bed. What more could you ask for?
Round off your journey east with a visit to Santa Marina beach in Ribadesella, where the sea laps at houses built in centuries past by returning emigrants, followed by the wild, beautiful La Franca beach, in Ribadedeva.